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Welcome to Adventure Consultants

Adventure Consultants is a world-renowned mountain guiding company with a legacy of climbing expeditions to the world's highest peaks, and treks to the more remote corners of the globe.

We offer 72 expeditions, treks and wilderness journeys to the Himalaya, Antarctica, Arctic, South America, and the Seven Summits in addition to world class mountaineering guiding services and climbing schools in New Zealand and Europe with our IFMGA / NZMGA mountain guides.

Whether you are taking your first steps into the realm of the outdoors, or are a seasoned adventurer, we believe you will find the quality of the experience offered on an Adventure Consultants expedition second to none, and we invite you to contact us to discuss your next adventure.

Guy Cotter Adventure Consultants' mountain guides are qualified IFMGA / UIAGM Mountain and Ski Guides 
CEO Adventure Consultants
IFMGA Mountain & Ski Guide

Featured Trips

Island Peak, 6189m

 Brenda George climbing the summit ridge of Island Peak on a gorgeous day in April 2008  © Suze Kelly
Island Peak Brenda summit Ridge
© Suze Kelly

Brenda George climbing the summit ridge of Island Peak on a gorgeous day in April 2008

06 March 2009

Trip 1: Apr 26 - May 19, 2016
Trip 2: Oct 15 - Nov 7, 2016

BOOK NOW! Visit Everest Base Camp, climb Kala Patar and cross the high Kongma La Pass before climbing Island Peak. This expedition is an ideal first Himalayan climb and is accompanied by our Khumbu Trek group which makes it a great opportunity for you to be joined by non-climbing friends and family.

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Luxury Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal

Everest Base Camp Luxury Trek Overview
08 January 2015

Trip 1: Apr 21 - May 7, 2016
Trip 2: Sept 26 - Oct 12, 2016

BOOK NOW! Journey to Everest Base Camp in style on this trek which utilises superior lodging in the lower villages and at higher elevations you will stay in luxurious tent camps, supported by our attentive catering staff, with fine meals of fresh local and imported foods. Helicopter access and the attention of our knowledgeable and personable expedition guides complete the package, enabling you to experience this fantastic journey in comparative luxury. 

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Seven Summits Training Course, NZ

 Available Year Round

BOOK NOW! This course can be geared to introduce you to the art of mountaineering and/or fine tune your existing skills to prepare you for the adventures ahead. Some of the skills you will develop include ascending fixed ropes, snow camping, crampon and ice-axe skills, ladder crossing and general mountain movement.

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Grindelwald Ski Touring Week

Grindelwald Ski Touring 2
18 December 2014
Dates available January to April, on demand
BOOK NOW! This ski-touring week is based in the well-known ski town of Grindelwald, which has the envious location under the mighty Eiger.  Enjoy waking up each morning knowing that you have the option of skiing numerous runs beneath the spectacular mountains that surround the village.  Or enjoy un-tracked powder turns through the numerous tree runs.

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 Jon Hind at sunrise on the Lobuche East summit day, Three Peaks Nepal Expedition 2009.  © Mike Madden  

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Aconcagua 2015/16 - To Aconcagua

  

8 Feb - Following our Vallecitos climb, we took an extra day in Penitentes to recover after our climb and subsequent long journey - and, of course, a celebration of our success...

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Vinson Massif 2015 - Homeward Bound

  

24 Dec - The Vinson team have at last been able to fly from Vinson Base Camp back to Union Glacier and are now awaiting their flight to Punta Arenas...

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Three Peaks 2015 - Weather clears for flight to Kathmandu

 Three Peaks 2015 team boarding their return flight from Lukla to Kathmandu 
 

3 Dec - A cloudy start to the day in Lukla resulted in a few nervous hours waiting for the skies to clear...

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Carstensz 2015 - The Wind Blowth a Different Direction

 The team celebrate with a buffet lunch in Timika, after the fastest ascent of Carstehsz ever!
Carstensz lunch in Timika 2015

The team celebrate with a buffet lunch in Timika, after the fastest ascent of Carstehsz ever!

09 November 2015
 

06 Nov - The only thing predictable about Carstensz is change and a need for flexibility...

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Ama Dablam 2015 - Summit Success & Back Down at Base Camp Safe

 The Ama Dablam 2015 team on the top, 6828m, Nov 5 2015. Congratulations!!
Ama Dablam 2015 summit

The Ama Dablam 2015 team on the top, 6828m, Nov 5 2015. Congratulations!!

06 November 2015
 

05 Nov - Great news - we are all back in our Base Camp lodge safe and very happy after a successful summit of Ama Dablam...

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Manaslu 2015 - It's Over

Manaslu 2015 Dispatch, archive photo
29 September 2015
 

28 Sept - Heavy snow overnight that was not forecasted hammered Camp 3 causing our Sherpa team positioned there to...

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Sherpa Future Fund

If you would like to support of the victims and affected families of the Everest Base Camp Avalanche, please consider contributing to the Adventure Consultants Sherpa Future Fund. 
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Everest 2015 - Final Dispatch

 The AC Evrest Sherpa Team 2015 at Basecamp, for the puja ceremony 
© Suze Kelly  

28 May - In response to the tragedy we at Adventure Consultants are focusing both on our Sherpa staff and their families...

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